Obituaries

Lloyd Kubinski - 98

6/21/1916 - 3/27/2015
Roseland, Lansing and Dyer, IN Lloyd Kubinski, age 98. Dyer, IN. resident formerly of Lansing and Roseland. Retired truck driver for National Tea Co.Member Teamsters Local 705. An avid golfer, Lloyd was also an accomplished...

Zena Sluiter - 89

11/23/1925 - 3/22/2015
Frankfort/Lincoln Estates Zena Sluiter nee Aggen, age 89. Resident of Lincoln Estates and Frankfort Township since 1945. Retired from Vilutis & Co. Plastic Fabricators in Frankfort. Wife of the late Jerry Sluiter. Mother of...

Diana Billo - 88

9/21/1926 - 3/15/2015
Longtime Riverdale and Roseland resident recently of Monee Diana Billo nee Cicarelli, age 88. Monee resident and native of Qualiano, Province of Naples, Italy passed away peacefully on Sunday evening March 15th. A longtime Riverdale and Roseland resident...

Phyllis J. Wielosinksi - 81

1/26/1934 - 3/15/2015
Phoenix, Arizona formerly of Chicago's East and Nothsides Phyllis J. Wielosinski nee Kumor age, 81, passed away Saturday March 14th in Phoenix, AZ, her home of 30 years. A native of Chicago’s North side/Maternity BVM Parish, she was a longtime resident...

Emily A. Garetto nee Roesner - 91

4/14/1923 - 3/13/2015
Longtime Crete resident , Emily A. Garetto nee Roesner, age 91. Longtime Crete resident, born and raised in Steger. Emily was a wonderful homemaker and lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Steger. Loving wife for...

Michael Matela - 22

9/21/1992 - 3/12/2015
Frankfort, Illinois formerly of Crete Michael S. Matela, age 22. Frankfort resident formerly of Crete. Graduate of Lincoln-Way East High School and St. Liborius Grammar School. Hair Stylist at Plush Salon in Mokena. Beloved son of...

Ethel L. Adducci - 91

12/27/1923 - 3/10/2015
Longtime Kensington resident Ethel L. Adducci nee Proctor age 91. Longtime resident of Chicago’s Kensington neighborhood. Native of Southside, TN. Wife of the late Alexander Adducci. Mother of Edward (Peggy) Jones, Bobbie...

Gloria E. Thompson nee Martinelli - 86

7/24/1928 - 3/9/2015
Evergreen Park Gloria E. Thompson nee Martinelli, age 86. Longtime Evergreen Park resident formerly of Roseland. Retired Secretary for A.R. Swanson Real Estate. Wife of the late Raymond M. Thompson. Daughter of...

Anthony L. Szalkus - 74

4/10/1940 - 3/5/2015
Manhattan Anthony L. Szalkus age 74. Longtime Manhattan resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland and Back of the Yards neighborhoods. Retired after 42 years of service as a Logistical Transportation...

Gloria E. Halpin - 93

9/13/1921 - 3/1/2015
Mount Greenwood ad Bonfield, IL Gloria E. Halpin nee Curll age 93. Native of Worcester, MA. Gloria raised her children in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood area and worked many years for Local Loan Co. In 1977 she married her late...

Ignatius J. Janusek - 91

2/1/1924 - 2/28/2015
Longtime Chicago Heights resident recently of Frankfort Ignatius J. Janusek age 91. Longtime Chicago Heights resident recently of Frankfort. Retired Carpenter and Member of Carpenters Local 272. U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. Graduate Bloom H.S. Class of...

Ruth Ann Gebert - 71

8/31/1943 - 2/27/2015
Glenwood Ruth Ann Gebert nee Plummer age 71. Longtime Glenwood resident. A Registered Nurse, she had worked as a private care nurse for St. James Hospital, Director of Nursing for Glenwood Terrace Nursing...

Rudolf Ptak - 84

4/14/1930 - 2/27/2015
Chicago Heights Rudolf Ptak age 84. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, native Loket, Czech Republic. A Journeyman Tool & Die Maker, Rudy worked for over 30 years at General Electric in Chicago Heights. Husband...

Elda M. Spiller - 89

1/27/1926 - 2/26/2015
Country Club Hills Elda Spiller nee Zonta age 89. Resident of Country Club Hills formerly of the Pullman area. Cherished wife for 68 years of the late Henry P. “Hank”Spiller. Mother of Carol (Glen) McGinnis,...

Bernard D. - 84

2/24/2015 - 2/24/2015
Riverdale Bernard D. “Bennie” Brzoska age 84. Longtime Riverdale resident formerly of Chicago’s Southeast Side/St. Bronislava Parish. 42 year employee of R.R. Donnelly Press. U.S. Navy Veteran....

Catherine Cull Angellotti - 52

2/18/1963 - 2/19/2015
Crete Catherine Cull Angellotti age 52. Longtime Crete resident passed away peacefully on Feb. 19th with her family at her side. A graduate of Crete-Monee High School, she was a certified nurses...

Lucy I. White - 103

9/6/1911 - 2/19/2015
Chicago Heights Lucy I. White nee Collins age 103. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Retired Purchaser for Bloom High School District 206. Longtime member of Chicago Heights Country Club. Wife for 41 years of...

Costanzo J. "Connie" Garetto - 89

10/22/1925 - 2/18/2015
Crete Costanzo J. “Connie” Garetto age 89. Longtime Maintenance Engineer for Crete School District 201U. U.S. Army Veteran and Lifetime member of Beecher Amvets Post #67. A talented musician and...

Dolores DeTella nee D'Angelo - 73

4/17/1941 - 2/14/2015
Flossmoor resident formerly of Chicago Heights Dolores DeTella nee D’Angelo, age 73, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Valentines Day Feb 14th. Longtime Flossmoor resident formerly of Chicago Heights. Beloved wife for 52...

Janice Lee McGrath - 57

6/29/1957 - 2/14/2015
St. John, IN Janice McGrath age 57. St. John resident, born and raised in Goodland, IN. Graduate of South Newton High School and Indiana State University. Owner of Bits ‘N Pieces Quilt Shop in Crown Point....

Beatrice B. Gordon - 91

4/25/1923 - 2/7/2015
Olympia Fields Beatrice B. Gordon nee Biondi. Olympia Fields resident formerly of New Kensington, PA. Wife for 60 years of Rodger W. Gordon. Mother of Trina Dru (Richard) McAllister and Rodger W. (Francine)...

Frances Rose Magnabosco - 72

5/21/1942 - 2/3/2015
Chicago Heights Magnabosco. Frances Rose Magnabosco nee LeRose age 72. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, born and raised in Chicago’s Roseland area. St. Louis of France High School graduate. Wife for 51...

Constance "Connie" Starkey - 74

1/20/1941 - 2/2/2015
Chicago Heights and Cedar Lake, IN Constance “Connie” Starkey nee Nowicki, age 74. Cedar Lake, IN. resident formerly of Chicago Heights. Retired from the Village of Glenwood. Wife of the late Richard Starkey. Daughter of the...

Raymond L. Marion - 70

12/5/1944 - 1/30/2015
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Raymond L. Marion, age 70. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Retired Driver for Roadway Trucking. Member Teamsters Local 705. U.S. Navy Veteran. Bloom High School Class of 1963. Husband for 46...

Vincent P. Zoppetti - 85

11/19/1929 - 1/30/2015
Roseland Vincent P. Zoppetti age 85. Lifelong resident of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood and member of St. Anthony of Padua Parish. Retired Stationary Engineer for the Museum of Science and Industry....

Mary A. Biasella - 90

5/8/1924 - 1/29/2015
Lifelong Chicago Heights Mary A. Biasella nee Romito age 90. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Wife of the late Victor Biasella. Mother of Jerry Biasella, Gail (Tony) Azzarello and Rosanne (late Ron) Montechiare....

Wendy Hodges nee Claude - 58

5/5/1956 - 1/23/2015
Formerly of Peotone nad Sunnycrest (Homewood-Flossmoor) Wendy Hodges nee Claude age 58, passed away unexpectedly in Webster, TX on Jan 23rd. Raised in the Sunnycrest area of Homewood-Flossmoor, Wendy had lived in Peotone prior to moving to Webster....

Wendy Claude Hodges - 58

5/5/1956 - 1/23/2015
Peotone and Homewood Wendy Hodges nee Claude age 58, passed away unexpectedly in Webster, TX on January 23, 2015. Raised in the Sunnycrest area of Homewood-Flossmoor, Wendy had lived in Peotone prior to moving to...

Kenneth L. O'Toole - 73

8/19/1941 - 1/22/2015
Longtime Chicago Heights Kenneth O’Toole, age 73. Longtime Chicago Heights resident recently of St. John, IN. Retired manager for Sears Automotive Centers. Calumet High School graduate. Husband for 51 years of Elaine nee...

Darrin R. Mendez - 49

3/20/1965 - 1/22/2015
Hobart and Dolton Darrin R. Mendez, age 49. A Hobart resident born and raised in Dolton, Darrin was a graduate of Thornton High School and South Suburban College, and had been employed the past 10 years as a BioMed...

Clara A. Quinliven - 91

11/10/1923 - 1/21/2015
Crete and Beecher Clara A. Quinliven, age 91. Longtime Crete and Beecher resident, formerly of Mt. Greenwood and Pullman. Cafeteria Cashier for 25 years at General Motors Electro-Motive Division on 103rd Street....

Robert C. Davis - 81

7/15/1933 - 1/18/2015
Glenwood and Chicago Heights Robert C. Davis, age 81. Longtime Glenwood resident. Retired Supervisor for Illinois Bell/AT&T with over 30 years of service. Born and raised in Chicago Heights, Bob was a Bloom Twp. High School...

Vincent Greci - 87

9/11/1927 - 1/17/2015
Olympia Fields Vincent Greci, age 87. Retired Vice President of Industrial Sales for Valspar Paint Co. with 43 years of service. Longtime Olympia Fields resident. Past President of Olympia Fields Country Club...

Robert J. "Bob" Weiss - 70

8/21/1944 - 1/17/2015
Peotone resident formerly of CCHills & Dolton Robert J. “Bob” Weiss, age 70. Peotone resident formerly of Country Club Hills and Dolton. Loving husband for 50 years of Sharon “Sherry” nee Tumpis. Devoted father of Lisa (Jack) Behnke...

John V. Marsala - 66

4/2/1948 - 1/17/2015
Country Club Hills John V. Marsala age 66. Longtime Country Club Hills resident. Retired Auto Technician at Ford dealerships throughout the Chicagoland area. Member UAW Local #701. A motorcycle enthusiast, John...

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